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Breast Augmentation in Jacksonville, FL

At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville, FL, we have over 28 years of experience with breast augmentation. We offer women the best care possible, using only the most recent and advanced techniques and medical technologies. We offer all makes, sizes, and shapes of breast implants on the market, and we also utilize both sizers and Crisalix 3D imaging to help patients select the ideal breast implants. This also helps patients to manage expectations (size, width, projection). Physically healthy women with realistic goals may be able to improve their body proportions and achieve a greater sense of self-confidence and femininity.

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What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation improves the contour of the breasts by increasing size, enhancing shape, correcting proportional imbalances, and improving firmness. Breast augmentation helps patients to feel more confident. They regain their figure from having children; breast fullness is restored after breastfeeding; clothing fits better, and patients can wear clothes they never thought they would be able to wear. Overall, this procedure helps women to feel more feminine.

Breast Augmentation at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery

We’re more than plastic surgery — we’re a lifestyle. And we’re more than just Ponte Vedra; we’re all of Northeast Florida. In addition, with 18 providers, we have the ideal match for every patient. What sets us apart is our continuing education, our national trainers on staff, and our Care Teams. We currently have five board-certified plastic surgeons, six Advanced Aesthetic Practitioners, and seven skin health specialists covering Northeast Florida. We have been providing exceptional cosmetic services for nearly three decades, and we are known for our beautifully transformative results. If you’re in the Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, or Ponte Vedra Beach, FL area and you’re interested in breast augmentation, contact us to book your consultation.

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What are My Breast Implant Options?

There are many different types of breast implants, allowing you to choose the breast profile, shape, texture, and more. These are important decisions that should be made with careful consideration with the guidance of your surgeon. Following a comprehensive consultation, our talented staff with help to determine the type, style, and brand of implant that will best match your frame and aesthetic goals.

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Crisalix Virtual Aesthetics

Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery offers Crisalix Virtual Aesthetics, allowing patients to “try on” their new breasts before the procedure. Your body will be scanned into the software, where you can then choose between various sizes and even the different types of breast implants. By wearing the virtual reality headset, you will even be able to see what you would look like from your own point of view (looking down at your body).

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Dr. Sternberg discusses Breast Augmentation surgery

“I had a breast augmentation and a mini tummy tuck 11 months ago. My appointments with Dr. Hickman before and after surgery have been wonderful. The procedures went great, and I am extremely pleased with the results. I would highly recommend Dr. Hickman from Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery to anyone considering a procedure. She was very meticulous, upholding and exceeding my high expectations. Thank you so much, Dr. Hickman and team!”

What Types of Breast Augmentation Incisions are There?

  • Inframammary: The incision is made in the breast crease where the breast meets the torso
  • Periareolar: The incision is made just under and along the areola
  • Transaxillary: The incision is made in the armpit

Recovery and Results

After breast augmentation surgery, you will need to rest for a couple of days; however, we encourage you to move around in order to promote circulation. As your skin adjusts to the new breast size, it’s normal to feel tightness in the chest area. You may resume your normal exercise routine within 4-6 weeks. You will have your first post-op visit in 5-7 days, then again at two weeks; six weeks; three months, and six months. It typically takes around six months for the breasts to settle into their final position. The result is a softer, natural-looking breast appearance.

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Breast Augmentation Surgery Details

Before your breast augmentation, we will inform you about the surgical process, the downtime associated, and everything you need to know for a safe and healthy recovery. Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and typically takes between 1-2 hours to complete. It is considered an outpatient procedure. 

We use endoscopic, peri-areolar, and inframammary approaches for breast augmentation. 

We also use the Keller Funnel® to help with possible capsular contracture in every case, we use a sizer during surgery and sit patients up to re-assess measurements and symmetry.

Some patients benefit from the added procedures of liposuction or Kybella® to get rid of axillary fat. We may also perform a nipple reduction or areola reduction for certain patients, or a chest BBL treatment to improve the appearance of fine lines and sun damage.

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BII and BIA-ALCL

Patients who are either considering breast enhancement or currently have implants should be aware of breast implant illness (BII) and breast implant-associated ALCL (BIA-ALCL), both of which are receiving media attention. Knowledge of the current scientific understanding of implants and associated risks should help alleviate some stress that can be generated by social media and news coverage. Click on the links below to find out more information.

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Candidates for Breast Augmentation 

If you’re in the Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, or Ponte Vedra Beach, FL area and you’re interested in breast augmentation, you may be a great candidate. Those who make great breast augmentation patients are those who:

  • Have breasts that are completely developed
  • Are bothered by the appearance of their small or flat breasts
  • Have lost breast tissue volume after pregnancy and/or breastfeeding
  • Have breast asymmetry 
  • Are non-smokers in overall good health
  • Have realistic expectations for what breast augmentation can do
  • Fully understand the procedure, risks, recovery, and what to expect

FAQ

Are silicone breast implants safe?

Should I get a breast augmentation or a lift?

Is there a risk of rupture with breast implants?

How long do breast implants last?

Are silicone breast implants safe?

Patients sometimes have concerns about the safety of silicone breast implants because of the attention they received in the media years ago. However, the FDA did approve their safety. In addition, no evidence has ever been found to link silicone breast implants to cancer, auto-immune deficiency disease, or any other illness. Ultimately, 62% of today’s breast augmentation patients choose silicone over saline. For reconstruction cases, they choose them three times more often.

Should I get a breast augmentation or a lift?

Breast augmentation will help with size, but it will not correct sagging. If you are happy with the shape and laxity of your breasts, then implants alone may meet your cosmetic goals. If sagging is what is most bothersome to you, then you may be considered for a breast lift. During your consult, we will determine if you are better suited for breast augmentation, a lift, or a combination of the two.

Is there a risk of rupture with breast implants?

Modern engineering creates strong and durable implants. With proper care and regular checkups, the risk for rupture is rare. If a saline implant does rupture, the solution will be absorbed by the body and the implant will deflate, becoming visibly noticeable. If a silicone implant ruptures, the cohesive gel will stay intact and will not leak into the body. An MRI will be necessary to detect a silicone defect.

How long do breast implants last?

Most implants will last about 10 – 15 years. Some can last even longer. If there is no rupture, leakage, deflation, or any other visible defects (such as rippling), then there is no need to change the implant or have any type of secondary surgery.

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